Saturday, 13 January 2018

Just a note



I'm  here with my Tutti Designs card using one of the gorgeous newly released dies.


I just adore this die and have been after one for ages.

For my card I used Love Typewriter Die, kraft card,  black glitter card,
scrap of yellow rose paper, heart stamp, sentiment stamp (both See D's Stamps) and a white gel pen.


So first I tore the edges off my rose paper and trimmed to fit my card.


Using the Love Typewriter die I cut it out and embossed it in black glitter card.


I then cut a piece of copy paper wide enough to fit through the little bars in my die
so it looks like a sheet of paper.


I fed the paper through the die cut and adhered with some glue at the back to hold in place.


I used my stamping platform to position my chosen sentiment stamp


Stamped in black memento ink.


I also stamped the little heart border and then positioned my Love Typewriter die cut
on my card, leaving the little sheet of paper slightly curled off the card.
I finished the card off with some faux stitching and some white lines round the little hearts.


Hope you like it!


Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the fabulous dies available.

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What a miserable day we have had here! It actually feels like we had no daylight hours at all. Its cool, wet and windy and apparently we have snow and ice coming in on Monday.
We will never be stuck for words over here in Ireland so long as we have the weather to talk about lol.
We had our little Grandson Sean again on Friday. He was a lot better and a bit more lively thank goodness! So hopefully he will pick up fully over the weekend. 

Hope it's nice where you are, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.








Thursday, 11 January 2018

Birthday blues...


I am sharing a winter birthday card today.
Image - LOTV
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - Promarkers
I love the quote I have used and have sent it to my own children as different times in their lives.

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Had my little Grandson here today as he has been really sick with this old Aussie Flu thing.
His wee temperature was flying out of him. He had already been to hospital for treatment earlier this week as he has asthma as well. By lunch time, after a big snooze, he seemed to perk up a bit which was a relief! Will most likely have him again tomorrow but hopefully he will be much better.
So I probably won't be back on until Saturday.
Thanks for dropping by.
Stay well!!



Sunday, 7 January 2018

Cold and frosty


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It's time for our very first challenge of 2018 over at
and this month we want to see 
Cold and Frosty Colours

We have an amazing prize up for grabs with a fabulous collection of
Sizzix Products!


Just please please please remember
Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

I went a bit mad with my Christmas presents and made two cards this month!


I got some lovely new Sheena Douglass stamps and some new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Spectrum Aqua watercolour pens. Santa was sooooo good to me this year!
For my first card I used the watercolours pens and glycerine for my background and stamped some tree tops and the little bird which I coloured with promarkers.
I then splatered some Gesso to create snow. The sentiment was stamped then I added some glue and glitter.
Items used:
Watercolour card, spectrum noir acqua pens, Sheena Douglass stamps, memento ink, versafine ink, glycerine, glitter, lilac card.


For my second card I used sparkle noir pens for my background, along with my Sheena Douglass stamps, promarkers, snowflake stamp and white gel pen for snowy highlights.
I love making these backgrounds but those spectrum noir sparkle pens leave such a mess on my hands. I am seriously thinking of wearing rubber gloves next time!

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Be sure and pop over to STAMPING SENSATIONS for lots of inspiration and I look forward to seeing your take on our challenge.


Saturday, 6 January 2018

For a friend.....

Apologies for the photo I could not get outside for ages and when I did the light made everything look purple!




Good morning bloggers!
I have a card using some of the newly released dies from Tutti Designs!

My card today uses the gorgeous
and

So first I used a 6x6'' card and lined the inside with my chosen paper.


I centred the largest scalloped stitched circle die on the front of my card and cut it out.
I then cut the lovely dove die twice using heavy white card.


I mounted them one on top of the other for depth and stuck to centre of circle.
I then cut the Flower Friends die out twice in the pink paper and trimmed to leave me just the word FRIEND. I mounted them one on top of other for depth and added to my card.


I punched 3 little doves from an old punch I had lying around, added to card
and finished with a pink bow.
The detail in the Lovely Dove die is so striking that the card needs very little else.

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Oh baby!



I had a card request from my lovely daughter-in-law Trish for a new baby girl and this is what I came up with.
I wanted to make something a wee bit more special so went with an z fold style.
I used:
Image - LOTV coloured with promarkers
Papers - from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders, Crafters Companion and Marianne Design
Embellishments - die cut vellum flowers, card candi, small bow

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Still working on my craft room clear out and room move but nearly there.
I took a cold virus which seems to be doing the rounds and it stopped me in my tracks.
But back on the ball today!



Saturday, 30 December 2017

Celebrate the new year


 I thought it might be nice to have a 'celebrate' card for a New Year greeting.
So I came up with this design using these gorgeous dies


So here are the items I used to make my card:
White card, orange card, embossed white card, two oval dies.


First I cut 6 ovals in the 3rd smallest size (3 for each balloon) in orange card
and folded them in half.


Using the waste I cut two little sections to act as the balloon tag.


I glued the tag in position then started to build my balloon, gluing one half of the oval
to my backing card.

then another at the other side.

and finally, adding a strip of glue to the centre


and placing my third oval, holding in place until glue dries.


Repeat this for the second balloon.


Hand draw strings to base of card.


Finish off by stamping a sentiment to fit inside the smallest oval shape.

Hope you like it!




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The sky is blue, there's a bit of sun peaking out and I'm rearing to get out and about but everyone is having a lie in! Typical. Best go have a nice cup of coffee while I patiently wait.
Have a great weekend!





Thursday, 28 December 2017

We three kings....



Forgot to post these earlier with all the Christmas chaos!
I made these using my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens which I LOVE!
The stamp I think is from Papermania, (only a guess) but if you know better let me know as it is unmarked.
I used 3 different colours for the background and lots of water.
The stamp has been stamped with memento and coloured with promarkers.
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Well how did your Christmas go? Hope it went well.
We had a lovely family get together at our house. It was a real pleasure having all but one of my kids and his family here. We really enjoyed having the company of our two beautiful Grandsons who were super excited about the whole thing.
Nearly time to start that diet now lol.

Back to my craft room clear out again, but I will be back on Saturday with a
Tutti Design make.
Did you know they have a great end of year sale on at the minute?
Check it out HERE


Saturday, 23 December 2017

Last minute gift idea



Oh my word, it really is beginning to look at lot like Christmas.
Not long until the big man arrives. Are you all prepared? Any last minute gifts to put together? 
I made this gift set for a dear friend of mine.


with a matching tag card.


So first I wanted to make the bottle tag.



I used a sheet of a4 green card which I folded in half length ways, and cut the fold away giving me two lengths by 3 inches wide.
I then scored both these at the 3 inch mark, stuck them together giving me this shape.


I covered the center part between the two folds with my chosen paper. 
Using the

I choose a size that would fit over my bottle and cut a circle in the center (see above), so I could hang
over the bottle.
Next I cut two circles, one in green, one in stamping card white.


I stamped and coloured my image using copics and promarkers.
Stamps are from Sheena Douglas.
Then layered the white circle on top of the green one.


This was then stuck to the front of the bottle tag and finished with red ribbon.

I couldn't resist getting out another set of nesting dies. This time I used 


I used the largest square first. I folded a pieces of white card but positioned the die so I was only cutting 3 sides, not the folded size, thus forming my cute little card.


I proceeded to cut a green layer, a patterned layer and a white layer, working my way down the nesting dies. They make layered cards a breeze!
I popped each layer on top of each other, stamped a sentiment on the small white layer and finished with a matching bow!

Eazy peezy with this amazing dies. They cut first time, no embossing needed and the finish is just gorgeous each and every time!

I made myself a little matching box to pop some shortbread in.
I used same card and stamp again. Coloured with promarkers.


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Pop along to
and grab yourself some of these gorgeous dies.

Happy Christmas to all my lovely blogging friends and visitors!
Hope it's a good one and I'll see you on the other side!